Emirates resumes passenger flights between Dubai and Beijing, brings back its flagship A380 from 1 May
Emirates EK308 landed at Beijing Capital International Airport at 22:17on March 15, marking the resumption of its Dubai-Beijing service, which were suspendedfor three years due to the pandemic. This means Emirates has resumed itspassenger services to all three gateways on the Chinese mainland.
Emirates is operating one daily flight between Dubai and Beijing, whichdeploys a Boeing 777-300ER during this initial stage of service resumption. Effective1st May, Emirates flagship A380 will return. A second daily service will commence effective 01 September with an A380. Emirates EK308 departs at 10:50hrs from Dubaiand arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport at 22:20hrs. The returnflight EK307 is scheduled to depart at 00:40hrs from Beijing and arrive atDubai International Airport at 05:00hrs. (*All local times)
Adam Li, Vice President of Emirates China, noted: “The restart of the Dubai-Beijing route issignificant to our business operations on the Chinese mainland, and marks a newchapter in the development of Emirates local operations in the post-pandemicera. We are very proud having accomplished the service resumption in Shanghaiand Beijing just in two or three months. We appreciate the great support fromlocal authorities and Beijing Capital International Airport to make this happen.”
“In line with our flight resumption, Emirates' signatureon-ground services and facilities have been reinstated as well, including the chauffeur-driveservice for our premium class passengers and the revamped Emirates exclusive loungeat the Beijing airport T3. We look forward to helping Chinese passengers embarkon their long-waited dream trips in this blossom spring season and ensure they flybetter with us together!”
Emirates restarted its passenger service betweenDubai and Shanghai on 20th January, then further stepped up thisservice to daily flights from 1st March, operated with a Boeing 777-300ER at thisinitial stage of service resumption. Its chauffeur-drive service in Shanghaihas also been restored.
In Guangzhou, Emirates operates a daily servicebetween Dubai and the city with its flagship A380 aircraft, offering more than500 seats per flight, returning it to the pre-pandemic level.
With the reopening of the Beijing route, Emirates now operates 21 weeklyflights in the country, providing more than 2,600 seats per day on round-tripflights to and from three gateways including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, offeringmore choices and connectivity for both business and leisure travellers, andcontributing to the recovery of Chinese tourism market.
Tickets can bebooked on emirates.com, the Emirates App, or via online or offline travelagents.
Beyond the belly-hold capacity offered on the 21 weekly passengerflights, Emirates SkyCargo also operates 12 weekly cargo flights to the Chinesemainland market, including two flights to Beijing, six to Shanghai and four toGuangzhou, all operated with Boeing 777Fs with a capacity of 100 tons perflight, supporting China's economic and trade links with the world via Dubai.
Chinese travelers can now fly with Emirates to Dubai and beyond with complete comfort and peace of mind. With a smooth and friendly immigration process when arriving in Dubai as their final destination, Chinese citizens can enter the UAE visa-free.
The United Arab Emirates is among the firstbatch of countries that China has resumed group tours for outbound travel on atrial basis. According to an announcement by China’s Embassy in the UAE, from 1stMarch, travellers flying non-stop China-bound flights from the UAE to China havebeen allowed to use antigen tests (including self-testing kits) to replace thePCR tests, which further simplified the entry process.
For passengers heading to other traveldestinations via Dubai, please visit Emirates' official website for additional travel requirements.